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Starting my period the night before a marathon would absolutely lead me to withdrawing from the race and eating several pints of Ben & Jerry’s instead. This is exactly why Kiran Gandhi is a hero and deserves all of the gold medals. Gandhi is a Harvard Business School Graduate, drummer (playing along side M.I.A.), and all around badass. Instead of reaching for chocolate, she woke up, put her running shoes on, ditched the tampon, and finished her race in 4 hours, 49 minutes and 11 seconds. Did you just say ditched the tampon? Yes, yes indeed, I did. Read More
I think last night was the first and only time I have ever and will ever feel pity for a Fox News correspondent. And of course, only someone as foul as Republican frontrunner Donald Trump could cause me to feel for Megyn Kelly. Thursday night at the Fox News Republican primary debate in Cleveland, Kelly asked Trump about his history of disparaging comments about women. And what followed was yet another foul, sexist attack on women and Kelly herself. Read More
One of the hardest things in life is being a man. Seriously. It must be so exhausting making 23 cents more than women. Even more difficult is having feminism ruin a man's sex life. Ugh, I couldn't imagine a life filled with such hardships.  Luckily, the patriarchy has Dr. Catherine Hakim keeping the bigotry alive. Hakim has previously argued for marital couples to cheat on one another, and in her most recent published paper, she attributes feminism to sexually unsatisfied men. Read More
One made us love Lucy, another brought the funny to Carol Burnett, and a third was the first female TV exec in history. Meet the broads who fought their way into the early days of broadcasting. When The Mary Tyler Moore Show presented a single (and happy) workin’ urban gal in the early ’70s, it was considered a trailblazer—one of the rare television shows that portrayed a modern woman without being patronizing. TV has come a long way since then, baby. Read More
After Coty Richardson, a professor at Northwest Christian University, announced her pregnancy last May, her employer responded not with congratulations but demands. To keep her job at this century-old private institution in Eugene, Oregon, the professor needed to either deem the pregnancy a mistake and part ways with the child’s father (also her boyfriend of twelve years), or marry him. Asking for privacy regarding her personal life, Richardson refused to comply. Read More
Some people think that jobs in engineering, which require some serious brainpower, are only held by men. It’s absolutely preposterous that a woman could do work in that field, right? You can't have children/wear dresses/do anything conventionally woman-like and be an engineer, right? Wrong. Thus, Isis Wegner created #ILookLikeAnEngineer to dismantle this sexist way of thinking. Here’s some of the lovely ladies of technology:   All images via Twitter Read more on BUST. Read More
Netflix done good. Netflix done reeeeeeal good. According to a recent post on Netflix’s blog, Netflix employees now have unlimited maternity and paternity leave. You read that right: unlimited maternity and paternity leave. Not only do both mothers and fathers receive leave after the arrival of their new child, but “parents can return part-time, full-time, or return and then go back out as needed. We’ll just keep paying them normally, eliminating the headache of switching to state or disability pay.” Is this not fantastic? It’s fantastic. Read More
I have trouble sleeping and I knew I had to get to bed to wake up early the next day, so I took an Ambien, washed up, and got ready to go to bed. I checked my phone and saw a male friend of mine had left a text: “I missed the last train home, can I crash at your place?” Of course he could crash at my place. How could I say no? And so, growing sleepier as the Ambien kicked in, I let this boy into my apartment. I had warned him before he even got there, “I took an Ambien, so I’m going straight to bed.” He assured me that was fine. Read More
Kevin Bacon wants to see wiener. Balls, butts, the whole nine yards. In a recent video, Bacon hilariously demands more male nudity in films and television, but he just may have a point. It’s true that you can catch more than a glimpse of boobs or lady tush in a single episode of Game of Thrones or True Blood, but you’ll rarely - if ever - see more than a shirtless man. What gives? We’re not just being deprived of some serious man junk, though. No, no. Read More
Yesterday, in a 53-46 vote, the measure to defund Planned Parenthood failed. YAHOO. Many conservatives in both the House and Senate are still willing to do whatever it takes (no matter how absurd and irresponsible) to block federal funding to Planned Parenthood. For instance, Senator Ted Cruz (R-Texas) told reporters the GOP should use "any and every procedural tool available" to defund Planned Parenthood. Read More